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Glaciers de la Vanoise 2-day trail running tour

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Join Baptiste, a certified mountain leader, on this 2-day Glaciers de la Vanoise trail running tour. Experience the unique feeling of running under this huge icy environment!


2 Days

Jun - Sep




This Glaciers de la Vanoise 2-day trail running tour is a demanding but very fulfilling challenge to go through an amazing landscape!

Les Glaciers de la Vanoise are a group of glaciers located on the east of France. They are part of La Vanoise Massif, in a protected area of the French Alps. The surface of this icy environment is as large as Paris, it’s very impressive.

To run under these glaciers will be an amazing experience for you. But this will be a tough program, so you should be fit enough to run at least 10 kms in an hour and/or be capable of running a half-marathon. We will be running 70km in 2 days.

I’ll be happy to share with you my trail running experience during the trip. I’ll tell you about good nutrition for this activity, how to use running poles correctly, present you the different running techniques and how to run efficiently up and down the mountain. But most of all, this program will be about having fun and enjoying the amazing landscape and wild scenery of my region. Plus, we’ll be delighted with the warm hospitality and mountain environment at Le Refuge de la Dent Parrachée.

I also like this tour very much because it’s a circuit, we don’t go 2 times the same way. Only the starting and ending point (Pralognan) are the same. It is also much less ‘commercial’ than traditional tours like Le Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) which means that it will be a very authentic experience for you!

Please send me a request and come to this 2-day Glaciers de la Vanoise trail running tour and allow me to share my passion and my knowledge with you. I’m confident you’ll greatly enjoy the experience!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Pralognan to Le Refuge de la Dent Parrachée

We’ll start very early in the morning, at 5 am. We’ll start our trail with direction to Le Col de la Vanoise and we’ll go through Les Balcons. Around 11 am we’ll have lunch in a beautiful spot. Then continue to arrive at the Mountain hut at around 3 or 4 pm. We will spend the rest of the afternoon and the evening in this very nice place, playing games, discuss, share…

Day 2: Le Refuge de la Dent Parrachée to Pralognan

We’ll leave the hut around 7 am. We’ll run between La Vallée de la Tarentaise (on our right side) and La Vallée de la Maurienne (on our left side). And also under La Dent Parachée to start the day. Then we’ll continue down to Pralognan passing through very traditional meadows.



More info

Required level :

  • Do 3 times of sport per week including 2 about running
  • Be able to run 10 km in less than 1 hour
  • Be able to run a 1/2 marathon
  • Be able to hike 20 to 25km with a positive gain of 1500m

Meeting point


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

After recently graduating from university, I'm currently developing my profession as a mountain leader. An avid hiker and mountain biker myself, I love to share my passion for the outdoors and the mountains with fellow trekkers. I also compete in trail-running.

Currently based in Cognin, Savoie, I have lived in various different spots in Europe. Apart from the Alps, I've lived in Bolzano for 18 months and also know the Dolomites quite well.


Italian | German | French | English



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